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Florida Lawmakers Preparing for Special Session

Dan Florida, Legislative

Florida lawmakers
A view of the Florida State Capitol building, Tallahassee, Florida.
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(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL) — With Florida lawmakers already expected to hold a special session next month, Governor Ron DeSantis says he’s working on an agenda with legislative leaders that could mean more special sessions in advance of the 2023 regular session.

While he didn’t provide details about issues that could be addressed, DeSantis did say the additional special sessions could happen in January and February, ahead of the regular session that starts March 7th.

Florida Lawmakers Preparing for Special Session

“We’re talking with the legislators, seeing what’s there. But I think we’re going to have a very robust agenda. And I think people will be very pleased with the additional points we’re able to put on the board.”


Following last week’s election, Republicans now hold supermajorities in both chambers of the legislature. For procedural reasons, this gives the GOP near-total power to pass its priorities.

The special session next month is expected to include providing property-tax relief to people affected by Hurricane Ian and addressing property-insurance issues.

(From the News Service of Florida)